The Boy Who Changed the World by Andy Andrews is a beautifully illustrated children’s book. My five year old son has wonderfully taken to heart the different stories of the boys in the book who made a difference in this world. I especially love that this story is not mere fiction. It comes from stories about real persons, who each had different circumstances but nonetheless actively chose to make a difference sometime in their lives and followed through.
Andy Andrews did a splendid job in making the experiences of these real people (Norman Borlaug, Henry Wallace, George Washington Carver and Moses Carver) come to life in a child’s mind. The brilliant illustration of Philip Hurst makes for a lovely visual appeal for kids too, enough to hold them captive and get the deeper message across.
Here is the product description of The Boy Who Changed the World Published by Thomas Nelson:
Did you know that what you do today can change the world forever?
The Boy Who Changed the World opens with a young Norman Borlaug playing in his family’s cornfields with his sisters. One day, Norman would grow up and use his knowledge of agriculture to save the lives of two billion people. Two billion! Norman changed the world! Or was it Henry Wallace who changed the world? Or maybe it was George Washington Carver?
This engaging story reveals the incredible truth that everything we do matters! Based on The Butterfly Effect, Andy’s timeless tale shows children that even the smallest of our actions can affect all of humanity. The book is beautifully illustrated and shares the stories of Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug, Vice President Henry Wallace, Inventor George Washington Carver, and Farmer Moses Carver. Through the stories of each, a different butterfly will appear. The book will end with a flourish of butterflies and a charge to the child that they, too, can be the boy or girl who changes the world.
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